Happy New Year!
The Christmas break is officially over, the trees are out, many of the ice rinks are closing and Santa’s grottos are a distant memory.
But don’t get the post-holiday blues, there are still loads of cool things to do with kids in London in January, indoors and out.
London Boat Show at ExCel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL (Jan 4-12)
Nelson Mandela Exhibition, at Belgravia Gallery, W1S 4JL (Jan 6-Feb 2)
London International Mime Festival, various venues (Jan 8-Feb 1)
London Ice Sculpting Festival, Wood Wharf, Jubilee Place Shopping Malls, Canary Wharf, E14 5AX (Jan 10-12)
The Elephantom in The Shed, at National Theatre, SE1 9PX (until Jan 11)
Dinosaur Zoo at Phoenix Theatre, 110 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0JP (until Jan 12)
The Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ES (until Jan 12)
London Art Fair at Business Design Centre, Upper St, Islington N1 0QH (Jan 14-19)
Hogwarts in the Snow, Warner Bros. Studios, Aerodrome Way, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, WD25 7GS (Jan 7-Feb 2)
Framed Family Film Club: Turbo, Frozen & Box of Delights at Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS (Jan 11, 18 & 25)
Family Barn Dance, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 7AY (Jan 12)
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave in Brixton, the Effra Road Social, 89 Effra Rd, SW2 1DF (Jan 18)
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave in North London, Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End (Jan 25)
Mwalimu Express: African Family Adventure at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA (Jan 19)
Family Day at Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, NW3 2RR (Jan 19)
Cirque Beserk at Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, E8 1EJ (Jan 22)
Mini Maestro: Vivaldi at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JJ (Jan 25)
Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers at National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN (Jan 25-Apr 27)
Hey Presto at Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Rd, N6 5AA (Jan 26)
Picture This: Children’s Illustrated Classics at British Library, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB (until Jan 26)
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet at Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 2DN (until Jan 27)
Chinese New Year in London, across Chinatown and Trafalgar Square(Jan 31-Feb 2)
The Wind in the Willows at The Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine St, WC2B 5LA (until Feb 1)
Canary Wharf Ice Rink, Canada Square, E14 5AB (until Feb 16)
Broadgate Ice Rink, Exchange Square, Primrose St, London EC2A 2BQ (until Feb 27)
Emil and the Detectives at the National Theatre, SE1 9PX (until Feb 27)
Ally Pally Ice Rink, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, N22 7AY (ongoing)
Mummy Mondays at Beaufort House Chelsea, 354 Kings Rd, SW3 (ongoing)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine St, WC2 (ongoing)
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, SW7 5BD (until Mar 23)
Horrible Histories: Spies exhibition at Imperial War Museum in Lambeth Rd, SE1 (until Jan 4, 2015)
Check my boys posing with You Tube sensation B-Girl Terra, the incredible 6-year-old hip hop dancer who we watched win a B-boying battle at Southbank Centre last summer.
The babes keep risking their necks trying to copy her moves (Jed was much more impressed by her than he looks in the photo)!
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